Capacity and resources for managing data about alien and invasive species (A&IS) is generally limited. But such limitations are even more prevalent among the Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs), making it imperative to promote collaboration between the diverse often fragmented network of organizations that hold such data.
This project on aims to:
Mobilize and digitize A&IS data from PICT data holders
Promote the use of established data standards in recording good quality data and related metadata
Make these data available for decision making to all stakeholders
Establish baseline checklists at different spatial resolutions
Inconsistent use of data standards has impeded the flow of A&IS data between national, regional and global repositories—despite the fact that Aichi Biodiversity Target 9 commits national governments to identify A&IS and prioritize them for management action. By promoting the use of established data standards, recording high-quality data and metadata, and making these data freely available for decision-making, this project seeks to establish a more seamless flow of data to users and stakeholders at every scale of society.